storage boom

The average home size in the U.S. is 2,687 square feet (250 square meters, for those used to the metric system), which represents a 1,000 square foot increase since 1973, when the average home size was 1,660 square feet (154 square meters). At the same time, the average family size has declined to an all […]

been there, done that

I hate to break it to you, but déjà vu is not a glitch in the Matrix. I know that is what Trinity told Neo when he saw a black cat pass them and then a second black cat that looked just like the first one. I would also like to believe Trinity, but déjà […]

vulnerability

As of late, not a day goes by without hearing/reading about the latest exploitable software vulnerability that we need to worry about and patch quickly. Obviously, that is cause for concern -but this post is not about technology, this post is about human relationships. In that context, a vulnerability is the quality or state of being exposed […]

a factory for one

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. Before the industrial revolution manufacturing was done using hand tools or basic machines. After the industrial revolution, the mass production of consumer products was made possible, radically changing the economy and society. In other words, the […]

collective intelligence

Over the years I have been asked to give presentations, lead workshops and participate in seminars, most often about aspects related to education such as ICT (instructional technologies) or international programs -several times. I have the impression that doing that was as interesting and enriching for me as it was for the participants -or even […]